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Mandela Effect - Google Maps Replaced Palestine With Israel - West Bank And Gaza Strip Gone

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posted on Aug, 21 2016 @ 12:03 PM
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Why does the Mandela Effect only affect English speaking nations (namely US and AU)?

It doesn't - it's affecting us all.

Palestinians claim Palestine has always been labeled on Google Maps. They state that about 5 months ago the label "Palestine" was replaced with "Israel".

There has been growing outrage in the Palestinian community culminating in a boycott of the search giant and an online petition to put the label back.

Reputable news outlets are now covering the story. Here's an example:


NY Times
Supporters of the Palestinian cause denounced Google online this week for removing the word “Palestine” from Google Maps, but there was just one problem: The company said the word had never been there in the first place.

An online petition from March condemning Google (and insinuating its “two Jewish founders” removed the word “Palestine” because of their alleged ties to Israel) had collected more than 280,000 signatures by Wednesday, more than 180,000 of those since the day before. Angry tweets were sent and there were calls to boycott the company.

“There has never been a ‘Palestine’ label on Google Maps, however we discovered a bug that removed the labels for ‘West Bank’ and ‘Gaza Strip,’ ” the company said in a statement.


The article goes on to blame pre-existing beliefs fueled by Social Media as the cause of the claim - but that's not what Palestinians say, they say the label was there.

There has to be blame because 280,000+ people claiming their group was represented on a map is understandably hard to comprehend. Using that claim to simply get their group represented wouldn't make sense either.

It's interesting Google noticed the labels for 'West Bank' and 'Gaza Strip' are gone. They state it was a bug - a term often applied when causality is unknown (as a developer myself). Is it possible they are noticing a Mandela Effect?

So you've got a large group saying a label was on maps - and a large corporation saying it never was, but that two other existing labels are now gone..

It appears the Mandela Effect is not simply one group transitioning to another reality, but that multiple realities are blended - opening the door to the possibility that 'people from this reality' may one day experience the Effect.

The reality of mixed realities may become the norm... as the blending continues.





posted on Aug, 21 2016 @ 12:06 PM
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all 280,000 of them just have really bad memories.....




posted on Aug, 21 2016 @ 12:11 PM
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Of course the fact that this is all just malleable software, that can be rewritten and changed at any time for any reason cannot possibly explain this at all. The entire fabric of the Universe changing around us is a more plausible explanation. Frankly, I do not think my eyes could roll back in my head far enough to express my disdain for anyone believing this tripe.



posted on Aug, 21 2016 @ 12:12 PM
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a reply to: Pearj

Quite simply, the US and UK do not recognise Palestine as a state.

Read this



posted on Aug, 21 2016 @ 12:12 PM
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originally posted by: Pearj
Why does the Mandela Effect only affect English speaking nations (namely US and AU)?

It doesn't - it's affecting us all.

Palestinians claim Palestine has always been labeled on Google Maps. They state that about 5 months ago the label "Palestine" was replaced with "Israel".

There has been growing outrage in the Palestinian community culminating in a boycott of the search giant and an online petition to put the label back.

Reputable news outlets are now covering the story. Here's an example:


NY Times
Supporters of the Palestinian cause denounced Google online this week for removing the word “Palestine” from Google Maps, but there was just one problem: The company said the word had never been there in the first place.

An online petition from March condemning Google (and insinuating its “two Jewish founders” removed the word “Palestine” because of their alleged ties to Israel) had collected more than 280,000 signatures by Wednesday, more than 180,000 of those since the day before. Angry tweets were sent and there were calls to boycott the company.

“There has never been a ‘Palestine’ label on Google Maps, however we discovered a bug that removed the labels for ‘West Bank’ and ‘Gaza Strip,’ ” the company said in a statement.


The article goes on to blame pre-existing beliefs fueled by Social Media as the cause of the claim - but that's not what Palestinians say, they say the label was there.

There has to be blame because 280,000+ people claiming their group was represented on a map is understandably hard to comprehend. Using that claim to simply get their group represented wouldn't make sense either.

It's interesting Google noticed the labels for 'West Bank' and 'Gaza Strip' are gone. They state it was a bug - a term often applied when causality is unknown (as a developer myself). Is it possible they are noticing a Mandela Effect?

So you've got a large group saying a label was on maps - and a large corporation saying it never was, but that two other existing labels are now gone..

It appears the Mandela Effect is not simply one group transitioning to another reality, but that multiple realities are blended - opening the door to the possibility that 'people from this reality' may one day experience the Effect.

The reality of mixed realities may become the norm... as the blending continues.



OP. Google is just finally realizing that Its never been a proper country and as such it does not need to be recognized apparently. Its always just been a geographic area.



posted on Aug, 21 2016 @ 12:13 PM
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a reply to: TerryDon79

Its not a STATE its a geographic area. Gaza and west bank are also geographic areas that belong to two countries bordering them.



posted on Aug, 21 2016 @ 12:18 PM
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originally posted by: yuppa
a reply to: TerryDon79

Its not a STATE its a geographic area. Gaza and west bank are also geographic areas that belong to two countries bordering them.


A geographical area belonging to another country, is called a state lol.



posted on Aug, 21 2016 @ 12:25 PM
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a reply to: TerryDon79
a reply to: yuppa

Please re-read the OP / News story.

Everyone (Google included) already knows Palestine isn't a country (it's a state) - they aren't just "finally realizing it".

That's why I refer to them as a 'group'.



ETA: I may be misunderstanding the meaning behind TerryDon's first post. The recent abundance of overly passionate skeptics on this subject may have me a little trigger happy.

edit on 21-8-2016 by Pearj because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 21 2016 @ 12:26 PM
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a reply to: Pearj

Try reading the link I supplied. It's been answered.



posted on Aug, 21 2016 @ 12:30 PM
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originally posted by: TerryDon79

originally posted by: yuppa
a reply to: TerryDon79

Its not a STATE its a geographic area. Gaza and west bank are also geographic areas that belong to two countries bordering them.


A geographical area belonging to another country, is called a state lol.


Ah then they are EGYPT and JORDAN. SO it isnt PALESTINE!!! See you still agreed its not Palestine.



posted on Aug, 21 2016 @ 12:32 PM
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a reply to: Pearj

So what is it...a parallel world, a different timestream, or a holodeck?

We only have an anomalous story but no explanation.

What is the explanation for this in ME theory?



posted on Aug, 21 2016 @ 12:33 PM
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originally posted by: yuppa

originally posted by: TerryDon79

originally posted by: yuppa
a reply to: TerryDon79

Its not a STATE its a geographic area. Gaza and west bank are also geographic areas that belong to two countries bordering them.


A geographical area belonging to another country, is called a state lol.


Ah then they are EGYPT and JORDAN. SO it isnt PALESTINE!!! See you still agreed its not Palestine.


I'm in 100% agreement that it's not Palestine lol.



posted on Aug, 21 2016 @ 12:37 PM
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originally posted by: TerryDon79
a reply to: Pearj

Try reading the link I supplied. It's been answered.


It hasn't been answered.

If you want me to read your links, try putting a sample in - so I don't have to guess at what I'm clicking on from a user that seems strangely passionate to me.




posted on Aug, 21 2016 @ 12:38 PM
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originally posted by: Pearj

originally posted by: TerryDon79
a reply to: Pearj

Try reading the link I supplied. It's been answered.


It hasn't been answered.

If you want me to read your links, try putting a sample in - so I don't have to guess at what I'm clicking on from a user that seems strangely passionate to me.



You're not really after an explanation, are you? Your response says it all.



posted on Aug, 21 2016 @ 12:40 PM
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Do not reply to this post.



posted on Aug, 21 2016 @ 12:43 PM
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originally posted by: TerryDon79

originally posted by: yuppa

originally posted by: TerryDon79

originally posted by: yuppa
a reply to: TerryDon79

Its not a STATE its a geographic area. Gaza and west bank are also geographic areas that belong to two countries bordering them.


A geographical area belonging to another country, is called a state lol.


Ah then they are EGYPT and JORDAN. SO it isnt PALESTINE!!! See you still agreed its not Palestine.


I'm in 100% agreement that it's not Palestine lol.


Thank you. Now if we can convince the rest of the ATS membership lol!! See the UN mandated Israel return those two areas but for some reason their home countries will not re integrate them.

now IF their Home countries Officially declare the areas as a Gift to the refugees living there and also revoke their rights of return to their home countries making them defacto exiles then the UN and Israel would most likely agree to them moving from Observer state to a small country as long as they agreed to a non violence agreement enforceable by the UN and also If they attack Israel their Country reverts back to no status.

The above needs to refeer to military strikes not Hamas strikes since they will try to undermine this deal constantly.



posted on Aug, 21 2016 @ 12:46 PM
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a reply to: yuppa

I think that comes under "wishful thinking". It'll never happen. There's been land disputes over there for how long? I think it's gone beyond agreeing to anything amicable.



posted on Aug, 21 2016 @ 12:53 PM
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originally posted by: Pearj

Palestinians claim Palestine has always been labeled on Google Maps. They state that about 5 months ago the label "Palestine" was replaced with "Israel".



Not true, a few years ago people were already asking on different sites why Palestine not shown on Google maps, see here - 2014:

www.quora.com...



posted on Aug, 21 2016 @ 12:56 PM
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a reply to: Agartha

In THIS timeline, maybe.

(Sorry, couldn't resist)



posted on Aug, 21 2016 @ 12:56 PM
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"Palestine" is a geographical area. It is not a state, country, or recognized sovereign location. It has never been a state, country or sovereign location.

Calling someone from the middle east a 'Palestinian' is equivalent to calling someone from the north eastern united states a 'New Englander.'

I may have determined a new source for the so-called Mandela Effect: public schools and liberal arts universities. It seems like outspoken people from those institutions lack the critical thinking and historical education necessary to separate fact from fabricated history.



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